SECTION VII-16.  SAFETY FORCE LEVY.
   In addition to the power of Council to levy taxes pursuant to the provisions of Section 12 of this Article VII of the Bedford City Charter, the Council may also levy, annually, without a vote of the people, outside of the constitutional and statutory ten-mill limitation and outside any limitations provided by this Charter, a tax upon all real and personal property listed and assessed for taxation upon the tax lists and duplicates beginning with tax year 2009, first collected in 2010 and each year thereafter a tax not to exceed 8.9 mills for each dollar of assessed valuation for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses of operating the City's Safety Forces.
(11-3-09)